Applies to TestComplete 14.30, last modified on November 21, 2019

The Visualizer Frame window shows a full-scale preview of images captured by Test Visualizer during test recording. To open it, do any of the following:

  • Double-click an image in the Test Visualizer panel.

  • Right-click an image in the Test Visualizer panel and select View or Insert On-Screen Action from the context menu.

Desktop

Visualizer Frame Window

Web

Visualizer Frame Window

Mobile

Visualizer Frame Window

About Test Visualizer

Test Visualizer captures screenshots for user actions (mouse clicks, keypresses, menu item selections and so on) during test recording or playback and associates the captured images with appropriate test commands. These images help you to understand what actions the test commands perform better.

To learn more about Test Visualizer, see About Test Visualizer.

About Frame Window

An image (frame) shows the entire desktop or an active window, for which the test command was recorded, depending on the Test Visualizer capture style. The target object of the test command is highlighted with a red frame. (If you edited the recorded test, the image may have no marked object.)

If the Visualizer images contain object data, TestComplete will highlight individual objects as you move the mouse over the image and will show information on them.

The status bar shows the following information:

  • Mouse coordinates (X and Y) within the image.

  • The image width and height.

  • Current zoom level.

  • In the scroll mode, if the image was captured with object data:

    • Whether the selected object is in the Name Mapping repository.

    • The full name of the selected object.

  • In the select mode:

    • The coordinates and size of the selection.

Frame Window Toolbar

Command Keyboard Shortcut Description
Previous
Next
Left
Right
Shows the previous and the next Visualizer image, respectively.
Scroll Mode Ctrl+1 Activates the mode in which TestComplete highlights objects under the mouse pointer.
Select Mode Ctrl+2 Lets you select an arbitrary area in the image by dragging the mouse. You can then copy the selection to the clipboard or save it to a file.
Copy Ctrl+C Copies the image or selection to the clipboard.
Save To File Ctrl+S Saves the image or selection to a PNG or BMP file.
Update From Screen Ctrl+U Updates the image and object data from the application. For more information, see Updating Visualizer Frames.

Notes:

  • The tested application must be running and must be in the same state as in the image.

  • This command is not supported for image-based tests.

Zoom Default (100%) Num / Sets the zoom level to 100%.
Best Fit Num * Makes the image fit the size of the Visualizer Frame window.
Zoom slider Num +
Num -
Zooms the image in or out.

Working With Objects

To copy the object name to the clipboard
  • Move the mouse pointer to the needed object in the image. The object will be highlighted with a selection frame.

  • Right-click the object and select Copy Object Name from the context menu

Working With Objects in Desktop and Web Applications

To check if an object is mapped

Move the mouse pointer to the needed object in the image (the object will be highlighted with a selection frame) and see what the status bar says.

To add an object to the Name Mapping repository
  • Move the mouse pointer to the needed object in the image. The object will be highlighted with a selection frame.

  • Right-click the object and select Map Object from the context menu

TestComplete will map the object using the default identification properties.

To view an object’s identification properties in the Name Mapping repository
  • Move the mouse pointer to the needed object in the image. The object will be highlighted with a selection frame.

  • Right-click the object and select Show Object in Name Mapping Editor from the context menu.

TestComplete will close the image, then will open the Name Mapping editor and select the corresponding object.

To add a keyword test operation for an object
  • Move the mouse pointer to the needed object in the image. The object will be highlighted with a selection frame.

  • Right-click the object and select Insert On-Screen Action from the context menu

For more information, see Creating Test Commands From Visualizer Frames.

Working With Objects in Black-Box Applications

Note: This is supported only for Android applications.
To add the Image Touch operation to a keyword test
  • Move the mouse pointer to the needed object in the image. The object will be highlighted with a gray frame.

  • Right-click the object and select Insert Image Touch from the context menu.

For more information, see Creating Test Commands From Visualizer Frames.

To add an object’s image to the Image Repository
  • Move the mouse pointer to the needed object in the image. The object will be highlighted with a gray frame.

  • Right-click the object and select Add to Image Repository from the context menu.

Possible Issues

Sometimes, TestComplete cannot identify objects in Visualizer images. This may happen if the application has a specific UI layout. In this case, use the test editors to add operations to your test.

See Also

Test Visualizer
Test Visualizer -- Overview
About Test Visualizer Panel
Updating Visualizer Frames
Creating Test Commands From Visualizer Frames

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